The FIA has revealed the name, timeline and a format for its new electric-vehicle GT series at the same time as announcing that global media group Discovery Inc had been awarded a long-term contract of unspecified length to promote the series through its Eurosport Events subsidiary. It follows the announcement of the main principles of the technical regulations for the FIA's electric-vehicle category two weeks ago, which did not specify a name for the series or a date for its introduction. A minimum of six events are planned for the inaugural Electric GT season in 2023, with races across Europe and Asia, including the Middle East. The expectation is that that the series will expand into the USA in season two, according to the FIA's statement on Thursday. FIA director of sport and touring cars Marek Nawarecki revealed that the governing body has aspirations for the series to eventually become a world championship. "This is clearly the aim of this project, to … [Read more...] about Electric GT Championship plans revealed ahead of 2023 launch
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Almost all of the buyers previously were driving conventional combustion cars. Tesla noted in its Q1 2021 report that 98% of Tesla trade-ins are internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, including hybrids we assume. That's not surprising, as 97% of overall global sales of new cars today are non-plug-ins, and in the past it was close to 100%. Only a small part of Tesla customers (2%) previously were driving EVs from other manufacturers. An interesting thing is the brand rank, which reveals that most customers were driving non-premium brands (Toyota, Honda and Ford are the top three). Premium brands appear to represent more than a third of trade-ins and the top three brands are BMW, Lexus and Audi. "ICE vehicles comprised 97% of cars sold globally in 2020 and 98% of Tesla trade-ins. 1 As more OEMs join our mission by launching EVs, we believe consumer confidence in EVs continues to increase and more customers are willing to make the switch." "( 1 ) Trade-ins … [Read more...] about Tesla reveals what cars Tesla buyers trade in
Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:05 [IST] Earlier this year, Skoda globally unveiled its all-new Kushaq SUV in India. The new Skoda Kushaq is the brand's first product to be part of the 'India 2.0 Project'. The SUV also debut's Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 IN platform, developed specifically for the Indian market. However, according to the latest report by Rushlane , the Kushaq has been spotted testing in Khopoli in Maharashtra. As seen in the spy images, the SUV is without any wraps. The new Skoda Kushaq is based on the brand's VISION IN concept SUV, first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Also, this could be a mid-variant of the SUV as a smaller touchscreen has been spotted on the Kushaq. Coming to the design of the new Skoda Kushaq, the SUV features the brand's latest design philosophy. It comes with sharp and aggressive styling elements all around. The front … [Read more...] about Skoda Kushaq And Volkswagen Taigun Spied Testing Together: Here’s Everything You Need To know!
It's basically Top Gear Live with Dominic Toretto. Not satisfied with watching completely ridiculous car stunts on the big screen? Then strap in for Fast and Furious Live , coming at some point to, ah, places that are, well, somewhere. The details aren’t entirely worked out yet, but Vin Diesel donned a Toretto shirt and jumped on Facebook to tell us about it, while also apparently admiring himself on the camera and schmoozing with fans. Per the video, Diesel thinks the show will kick off at the 02 Arena in London, before embarking on a whirlwind global tour. There’s already a website up for the extravaganza at fastandfuriouslive.com , where Fast fans can register for updates to the show. There is a news section, but right now it’s filled with Facebook and Instagram posts of generic photos with teasers to stay tuned. We were intrigued with Diesel’s video, however, when he said the show would be “something no one’s ever seen before, which is a live show.” … [Read more...] about Fast & Furious Live Show With Vin Diesel Hits Arenas In January